In response to the public health crisis, exacerbated by the fourth wave of COVID-19, Hagar Afghanistan has opened a healthcare clinic in the Paktika province. The clinic provides access to essential medications and is run by a doctor, nurse and two midwives.
The needs of the community are overwhelming and people have been flocking to Hagar’s clinic. Malnutrition is particularly rife in young children with many receiving vaccinations and nutritional supplements.
Many have expressed their gratitude for this vital service, including the father of a small child. “You are saving my boy’s life. So many other babies have died,” he said.
Hagar Afghanistan is also running a mobile health clinic with the help of our doctor and clinical staff. The clinic renders services to remote areas where people have no access to health care or medication and cannot afford to travel to a clinic.
In addition, Hagar has distributed masks, sanitizer and other hygienic items as well as information regarding social distancing to assist IDP camps in becoming more resilient.
Hagar Afghanistan will continue to serve the community through various initiatives of the Emergency Response Plan #2.
Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its clients. To protect the identity of our clients, names have been changed and images do not necessarily represent the individual profiled.